Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 354 159 662
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 14.14% 12.94% 16.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.56% 55.99% 66.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 102 392
10th Percentile £125 £120 £125
25th Percentile £160 £156 £185
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £265 £323 £300
Median % change year-on-year -17.83% +7.50% -9.09%
75th Percentile £375 £430 £430
90th Percentile £468 £525 £511
England median daily rate £400 £400 £355
% change year-on-year - +12.68% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 23 93
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.06 £12.40
25th Percentile £14.01 £13.13 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.75 £18.25 £15.86
Median % change year-on-year -2.74% +15.07% -0.88%
75th Percentile £24.06 £19.75 £17.50
90th Percentile £49.25 £26.30 £23.18
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +5.64% -

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 540 284 1,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.57% 23.11% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 180 580
10th Percentile £138 £132 £132
25th Percentile £200 £250 £219
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £350 £375
Median % change year-on-year - -6.67% -6.25%
75th Percentile £495 £450 £450
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 27 110
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.18 £12.17
25th Percentile £14.19 £13.80 £13.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -3.03%
75th Percentile £24.38 £24.88 £19.03
90th Percentile £49.25 £48.40 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +3 114 £288 -14.18% 80
Hertfordshire -5 102 £225 -29.69% 98
Essex -4 44 £295 -21.33% 25
Norfolk 0 43 £230 +43.75% 13
Bedfordshire -4 26 £325 +22.64% 15
Suffolk -2 17 £171 -45.20% 13
East Anglia - 8 £160 - 4
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 149 (42.09%) Microsoft
1 149 (42.09%) Active Directory
2 120 (33.90%) Windows 10
3 111 (31.36%) Social Skills
4 109 (30.79%) Microsoft 365
5 82 (23.16%) Windows Server
6 76 (21.47%) Azure
7 69 (19.49%) VMware
8 64 (18.08%) Linux
9 61 (17.23%) Security Cleared
10 55 (15.54%) Microsoft Office
11 50 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
12 49 (13.84%) SC Cleared
13 47 (13.28%) Degree
14 44 (12.43%) ITIL
15 43 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 43 (12.15%) PowerShell
16 42 (11.86%) SCCM
16 42 (11.86%) Software Engineering
16 42 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
17 37 (10.45%) C#
17 37 (10.45%) C++
17 37 (10.45%) .NET
18 36 (10.17%) Git (software)
19 35 (9.89%) Visual Studio
20 34 (9.60%) Cisco
20 34 (9.60%) DNS
21 33 (9.32%) TCP/IP
21 33 (9.32%) Hyper-V
22 32 (9.04%) SQL

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (5.65%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.98%) IIS
3 7 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.69%) ArcGIS
4 6 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.56%) Confluence
6 2 (0.56%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.28%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.28%) nginx
7 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 55 (15.54%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.95%) Simulink
3 13 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (1.69%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 109 (30.79%) Microsoft 365
2 76 (21.47%) Azure
3 24 (6.78%) AWS
4 9 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.26%) GCP
6 7 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.98%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.85%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.85%) SaaS
8 3 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.56%) Google Workspace
9 2 (0.56%) IaaS
9 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.56%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.56%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.60%) DNS
2 33 (9.32%) TCP/IP
3 29 (8.19%) DHCP
4 28 (7.91%) Firewall
5 20 (5.65%) VPN
6 16 (4.52%) Ethernet
7 11 (3.11%) WAN
8 8 (2.26%) LAN
8 8 (2.26%) SAN
8 8 (2.26%) VLAN
8 8 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (1.98%) Wireless
10 6 (1.69%) Skype
11 4 (1.13%) Network Security
11 4 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.13%) SD-WAN
11 4 (1.13%) SNMP
11 4 (1.13%) VoIP
12 3 (0.85%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.98%) GIS
2 7 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.69%) MySQL
4 4 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.13%) Data Lake
4 4 (1.13%) Pentaho
5 2 (0.56%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.56%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.56%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.56%) HBase
5 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 35 (9.89%) Visual Studio
3 16 (4.52%) Eclipse
3 16 (4.52%) NetBeans
4 14 (3.95%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.13%) JIRA
6 4 (1.13%) MSTest
6 4 (1.13%) Selenium
6 4 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.85%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.85%) Gatling
7 3 (0.85%) Ranorex
8 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.56%) MSI
8 2 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
General
1 111 (31.36%) Social Skills
2 18 (5.08%) Presentation Skills
3 17 (4.80%) Military
3 17 (4.80%) Public Sector
4 16 (4.52%) Aerospace
5 10 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (1.98%) Documentation Skills
7 7 (1.98%) Retail
8 6 (1.69%) Finance
8 6 (1.69%) Law
9 3 (0.85%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.56%) Legal
10 2 (0.56%) Local Government
10 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (17.51%) Support Engineer
2 47 (13.28%) Analyst
3 32 (9.04%) IT Engineer
4 29 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (7.06%) IT Support
5 25 (7.06%) Service Analyst
5 25 (7.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (6.78%) Deployment Engineer
7 23 (6.50%) Desktop Support
8 22 (6.21%) Desktop Engineer
9 21 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (5.93%) Software Engineer
10 19 (5.37%) IT Support Engineer
10 19 (5.37%) Windows Engineer
11 17 (4.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 16 (4.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 15 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (4.24%) Developer
14 14 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
15 13 (3.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.45%) .NET
2 26 (7.34%) MFC
3 20 (5.65%) Node.js
4 19 (5.37%) Web Services
5 16 (4.52%) ActiveX
5 16 (4.52%) DirectX
5 16 (4.52%) OpenGL
5 16 (4.52%) Qt
6 12 (3.39%) WPF
7 9 (2.54%) WCF
7 9 (2.54%) XML
8 7 (1.98%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.69%) LDAP
9 6 (1.69%) WinForms
10 5 (1.41%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 3 (0.85%) X-Windows
12 2 (0.56%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.56%) Entity Framework
12 2 (0.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.39%) Driving Licence
2 9 (2.54%) iPhone
2 9 (2.54%) NHS
3 8 (2.26%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.26%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.26%) Virtual Team
4 6 (1.69%) Clustering
5 5 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.13%) Replication
7 3 (0.85%) Biotechnology
7 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.85%) Public Cloud
7 3 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.85%) User Experience
8 2 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (0.56%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 120 (33.90%) Windows 10
2 82 (23.16%) Windows Server
3 64 (18.08%) Linux
4 31 (8.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 29 (8.19%) Windows Server 2019
6 28 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (7.34%) Windows 7
8 22 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (3.67%) Unix
10 10 (2.82%) Apple iOS
11 8 (2.26%) Android
12 6 (1.69%) Solaris
12 6 (1.69%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.13%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.85%) CentOS
15 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (12.43%) ITIL
3 42 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
3 42 (11.86%) Software Engineering
4 31 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (8.19%) Mathematics
5 29 (8.19%) Migration
6 26 (7.34%) Test Scripting
7 23 (6.50%) DevOps
7 23 (6.50%) OO
7 23 (6.50%) Software Testing
8 21 (5.93%) Scrum
9 18 (5.08%) Incident Management
9 18 (5.08%) UML
10 16 (4.52%) Service Delivery
10 16 (4.52%) Synthetic Environment
10 16 (4.52%) Test Automation
11 14 (3.95%) Change Control
11 14 (3.95%) SysML
12 13 (3.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.15%) PowerShell
2 37 (10.45%) C#
2 37 (10.45%) C++
3 32 (9.04%) SQL
4 22 (6.21%) Java
4 22 (6.21%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.52%) GLSL
5 16 (4.52%) HLSL
6 15 (4.24%) C
7 14 (3.95%) MATLAB
8 13 (3.67%) Python
9 8 (2.26%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.26%) VB
10 7 (1.98%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.41%) Perl
12 4 (1.13%) PHP
12 4 (1.13%) VBA
12 4 (1.13%) VBScript
12 4 (1.13%) XAML
13 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (17.23%) Security Cleared
2 49 (13.84%) SC Cleared
3 47 (13.28%) Degree
4 14 (3.95%) DBS Check
5 12 (3.39%) MCP
6 9 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.26%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.98%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.41%) Master's Degree
10 4 (1.13%) CISSP
10 4 (1.13%) ISEB
10 4 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.85%) PhD
12 2 (0.56%) CCNP
12 2 (0.56%) CISA
12 2 (0.56%) MCSE
12 2 (0.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.65%) SLA
2 14 (3.95%) QA
3 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.85%) NIST
4 2 (0.56%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.56%) GDPR
4 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.56%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.28%) DICOM
5 1 (0.28%) GMP
5 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.28%) NCSC
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) SOC 2
System Software
1 149 (42.09%) Active Directory
2 43 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.32%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.39%) XenApp
4 12 (3.39%) XenDesktop
5 9 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.98%) vSphere
7 6 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.69%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.41%) Docker
8 5 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.13%) Firmware
9 4 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.85%) NFS
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.56%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 42 (11.86%) SCCM
2 22 (6.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (3.39%) Ansible
4 8 (2.26%) Terraform
5 7 (1.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 7 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.98%) SCOM
6 6 (1.69%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.69%) Puppet
7 5 (1.41%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.41%) WSUS
8 4 (1.13%) HP ALM
8 4 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.13%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.56%) Packer
10 2 (0.56%) PaperCut
10 2 (0.56%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 149 (42.09%) Microsoft
2 69 (19.49%) VMware
3 34 (9.60%) Cisco
4 31 (8.76%) Citrix
5 19 (5.37%) Oracle
6 16 (4.52%) IBM
7 13 (3.67%) HP
7 13 (3.67%) Sophos
8 11 (3.11%) Symantec
9 10 (2.82%) Apple
9 10 (2.82%) Dell
10 9 (2.54%) Google
10 9 (2.54%) McAfee
10 9 (2.54%) NetApp
11 7 (1.98%) Ivanti
12 6 (1.69%) ESRI
12 6 (1.69%) Lumension
12 6 (1.69%) Meraki
12 6 (1.69%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.13%) CheckPoint